Fire protection from WAGNER for "Gear Guru" warehouse
In 2019, the self-proclaimed "Gear Guru" company Aqipa GmbH decided to use a solution for active fire prevention from WAGNER to protect its premium products at the Kundl (Austria) site, which are stored in its automated compact storage system. The fire protection system was designed according to guideline TRVB 155.
From the beginning, it was clear that a conventional sprinkler solution would not be sufficient for the automated compact storage system. Due to its highly dense storage, the "Gear Guru" warehouse with goods for the consumer electronics sector is too compact to ensure that the extinguishing water even reaches the source of the fire. Not to mention the negative effects of a fire on the goods due to high temperatures, smoke and extinguishing water. In this case, our system for active fire prevention offered an adequate alternative.
In recent years, the company has grown - as have the demands on its own logistics. In order to meet the challenges, Aqipa decided to enlarge the warehouse at the company headquarters in Kundl (Austria). In addition, several warehouses that were previously located abroad were to be centralized here.
The second and third floors of the new four-story warehouse building (7,500 m³ and 8.5 m high) house the robot-assisted compact storage system with approx.1.150 m³. It contains 22,000 totes, which are brought to the five workstations by 32 robots with the requested goods. The first floor houses the goods replenishment, returns and shipping departments, while the second floor houses the packaging systems for the picked packages. This automated warehousing system allows the "Gear Guru" to handle its approximately 4.3 million products annually quickly and efficiently.
Aqipa GmbH is a family-run consumer electronics supplier. Premium products such as headphones, speakers and home theater systems of brands like GoPro, JBL, Braun Audio, Marshall or TEAC are part of the product range.